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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Totem pole, totem pole carved of wood.

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1870 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Bibliography

    • Joyce 1934 p.8, Pl.VIIa (plate shows pole in situ) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Great Court)

  • Exhibition history

    2008 7 Jun-Present, BM Great Court, Permanent display
    2003 15 Dec-2008 7 Jun, BM Room 24: Wellcome Trust Gallery, Living and Dying

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    The receipt in the Canadian Museum reads: 'M.Barbeau Nass River Aug 30 1932. [To] Smith and his clan For totem pole of Eagle-Beaver, their property, which they cede in complete clan agreement without further claim (assuming responsibility of division of price between themselves) to M.Barbeau for his disposal according to authority received. Received payment in full (signed) William Smith his mark. (witness) Albert Allen. $310' The difference in sale and cost figures being accounted for by travel and other expenses?

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


Totem Pole

Side : left

Totem Pole

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